Acquisitions, Schedules, and Corporate Announcements by Financial Companies - Research Report on DCT Industrial, FXCM, Apollo

Acquisitions, Schedules, and Corporate Announcements by Financial Companies -
 Research Report on DCT Industrial, FXCM, Apollo Global Management, Synovus,
                         and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

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NEW YORK, October 16, 2013

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting DCT
Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE: DCT), FXCM Inc. (NYSE: FXCM), Apollo Global
Management, LLC (NYSE: APO), Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE: SNV), and
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB). Today's readers may access these reports
free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst
ratings - via the links below.

DCT Industrial Trust Inc. Research Report

On October 10, 2013, DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (DCT Industrial) announced that
it has acquired DCT Fox River Business Center, in Elgin, one of the fastest
growing submarkets of Chicago. According to the Company, the portfolio totals
1.1 million square feet and has a current occupancy of 59.1%. Commenting on
the acquisition, Brian Roach, Regional Vice President, DCT Industrial stated,
"This portfolio is an excellent addition to our Chicago asset base, offering
DCT an additional opportunity for value creation by leasing the existing
vacancy. The buildings within the portfolio range from 73,000 square feet to
431,000 square feet, which offer multiple opportunities in the growing
industrial submarket." The Full Research Report on DCT Industrial Trust Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2d2d_DCT]

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FXCM Inc. Research Report

On October 8, 2013, FXCM Inc. (FXCM) announced that the Company and certain
principals of its subsidiary Lucid Markets Trading Limited (Lucid) have
purchased $12 million note issued by Infinium Capital Holdings LLC maturing
August 2015 from Infinium investors. The Company also confirmed that no
additional details about the transaction have been disclosed at the time of
the release. The Full Research Report on FXCM Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5895_FXCM]

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Apollo Global Management, LLC Research Report

On October 2, 2013, Apollo Global Management, LLC (Apollo Global Management)
announced the closing of the acquisition of the U.S. annuity operations of
Aviva plc (Aviva USA) by Athene Holding Ltd. (Athene). According to the
Company, with the completion of the said acquisition, Athene has become one of
the largest fixed annuity companies in the US with approximately $60 billion
in assets. Commenting on the Company, Marc Rowan, Managing Partner and Senior
Managing Director of Apollo, said, "Apollo is pleased that Athene's
acquisition of Aviva USA's fixed annuity business has been completed. Under
the expert leadership of Athene CEO Jim Belardi and his team, we believe the
company is poised to rapidly integrate Aviva USA's annuity operations and
enhance Athene's position as a leading retirement services company. We look
forward to the continuing success of Athene as it seeks to deliver outstanding
service and consistent results to its policyholders." The Full Research Report
on Apollo Global Management, LLC - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/0099_APO]

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Synovus Financial Corp. Research Report

On October 10, 2013, Synovus Financial Corp. (Synovus) announced the creation
of its Equipment Financing Group, designed to drive revenue growth with small,
middle, and large commercial banking customers, which will be based in
Charleston, South Carolina. According to the Company, John Geist will direct
the team of specialized bankers including Tad Herrin, Bill Orr, and Ricky Mims
to provide a wide range of products and services to meet the expectations of
Synovus' current and future commercial customers. Curtis Perry, Synovus' Chief
Commercial Banking Officer, commented, "The creation of this team further
strengthens our equipment financing line of business and signals our continued
commitment to offering a broad range of expertise, products, and services to
commercial customers. As the economy recovers, the market for this product is
expected to experience tremendous growth because it gives business owners a
lending alternative for investing in the equipment needed to start and grow
their businesses." In the same release, Synovus also stated that Chris Legris
has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Asset Manager. The Full
Research Report on Synovus Financial Corp. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/69a2_SNV]

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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Research Report

On October 10, 2013, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust announced that the Company will
report its Q3 2013 financial results after the market closes, on October 24,
2013. Additionally, the Company stated that it will conduct its quarterly
conference call on October 25, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. According to the
Company, a webcast of the conference call can also be accessed through its
website. The Full Research Report on Pebblebrook Hotel Trust - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/7c5d_PEB]

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